contested case

contested case
A court or administrative proceeding that is opposed by another party or interested person. Within the meaning of the Administrative Procedure Act this means a proceeding including but not restricted to rate making, price fixing, and licensing in which the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party are required by constitution or statute to be determined by an agency after an opportunity for an evidentiary hearing. Oliver v. Teleprompter Corp., Iowa, 299 N.W.2d 683, 686

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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